Renewable Energies

  • Prof. Dr. Valentin Bertsch
  • Stefan Flamme
  • Christine Nowak
  • Course (3 SWS)
  • Exercise (1 SWS)
  • every Summer Semester
  • german

90 h self-study

Contact time:
60 h (4 SWS)


  • Examination
    (90 Minutes)

Requirements for the award of credits

  • Passed examination
    (Note: The grade results exclusively from the exam)

Renewable Energies


  • Basics of renewable energies
  • Resources, technologies and economics of renewable energies
    • Hydro energy
            • Run-off river
            • Hydro storage
            • Ocean
      • Wind energy
          • Onshore
          • Offshore
      • Solar energy
        • Concentrating solar power (CSP)
        • Photovoltaics (PV)
      • Bioenergy
      • Geothermal energy
    • System and sustainability aspects

During the exercise, students will train their problem-solving skills by carrying out concrete tasks in relation to planning and operating renewable energy assets and systems.


Learning goals and competences

After successful completion of this module the students are able to

    • name recent trends and the current status of different renewable energies and explain the technical, economic, environmental, and resource-related characteristics of renewable energy technologies
    • explain what renewable energy technologies are available und which technologies are suitable in a particular context
    • calculate technical, economic and environmental indicators for renewable energy technologies given exemplary data (e.g. potentials, energy yields, costs, energy and economic payback periods)
    • discuss and assess the challenges associated with integrating renewable energies into the energy system as well as the available measures for doing so
    • discuss, with evidence and examples, the wider implications of renewable energies for the economy and society

In doing so they acquire

  • in-depth, also interdisciplinary methodological competence and
  • the ability to think in a networked and critical way.

The students practice first approaches to scientific learning and thinking and can

  • develop complex problems in technical systems in a structured way and solve them in an interdisciplinary way using suitable methods,
  • transfer knowledge/skills to concrete systems engineering problems.